Dear Ladies and Gentlemen!

The new edition of GI-Mail presents courses on Biomedical Sciences and Molecular Mechanisms of Disease(Re-)Emerging Arbovirus Infections as well as Airway Management.

On behalf of the congress organisers we want to draw your attention to the International Conference on Transcultural Psychiatry in Central European Countries.

In our Special Section we present the article "The Euro-Mediterranean Institute of Science and Technology (IEMEST) reaches new heights" to you.

If you are interested in a new job or a training position for MDs in Germany or Austria and have a good knowledge of the German language, take a look at our jobs & career offers. More jobs can be found in our monthly job newsletter and on the Going International homepage.

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Gerhard Polak, MD

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Our programmes in Biomedical Sciences  and Molecular Mechanisms of Disease offer you the best available preparation for your future career. We want to minimise the impact of diseases for humans and humankind. Smart, global visionaries are needed who want to solve health care issues in the lab and in the field.

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PREPAREing for (Re-)Emerging Arbovirus Infections in Europe – ESCMID Postgraduate Education Course

29th to 31st March 2017, Zagreb, Croatia.

The aim of the course is to improve the participant’s knowledge of identification and management of arbovirus infections and outbreaks at local and European levels. The course is part of PREPARE, a project aimed at strengthening European preparedness for (re-) emerging infectious disease outbreaks.

Course topics will include a review of arboviruses of importance to Europe, including endemic and travel imported viruses. This will include an overview of symptomatology, diagnostics and interpretation of laboratory results and an update on prevention, vaccine and treatments for these viruses... read more

Advanced Airway Management Course

7th to 8th June 2017, London, United Kingdom.

The course offers a two day comprehensive update in airway management. Day one will start with lectures, on day two there will be workshops, which are delivered by experts only.

Topis of the lectures will include a review of recent airway publications, awake fibre optic techniques, videolaryngoscopes, human factors in airway management, front of neck access and a lively debate on hot controversies. In the workshop fibreoptic intubation skills can be enhanced and tips on awake fibreoptic intubation will be given... read more

eHealth Week 2017

10th to 12th May 2017, St. Julian's, Malta.

The overarching theme of eHealth Week 2017 is Data for Health: the key to personalised sustainable care. Data lies at the heart of service delivery and the development of effective health policy.

During eHealth Week, speakers and delegates will explore the changing ways in which personal health data is created, stored, shared and used. Advances in bioinformatics support a paradigm shift towards tailor-made prevention and treatment strategies both for individuals and population groups... read more

International Conference on Transcultural Psychiatry in Central European Countries


18th to 20th May 2017, Gdynia, Poland. 

Europe is experiencing one of the most significant influxes of migrants and refugees in its history. Pushed by civil war and terror and pulled by the promise of a better life, hundreds of thousands of people have fled the Middle East and Africa, risking their lives along the way. More than a million migrants and refugees crossed into Europe in 2015, sparking a crisis as countries struggle to cope with the influx.

In a rapidly changing world, psychiatry faces numerous challenges. In response to these rapid societal changes, psychiatry needs to be prepared to meet the challenges of migration, acculturative change and acculturative stressors... read more

47th World Congress of Surgery

13th to 17th August 2017, Basel, Switzerland.

The 47th World Congress of Surgery of the International Society of Surgery (ISS)  will take place August 13-17 in Basel. The goal is a successful and scientifically sound congress, the focus of the ISS will be on the new generation of surgeons who represent the work force of the future.

Awards will be given to the best presentations by trainees. In collaboration with the Association of Academic Surgery and the World Journal of Surgery, the ISS will sponsor a Career Advancement Course... read more
Quick Tips
Medical Peace Work 
1st May to 11th June 2017, Online Course
Find more information here.

World Congress Integrative Medicine & Health 2017
3rd to 6th May 2017, Berlin, Germany
Find more information here.

Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights: Organizing Effective Responses
15th May to 1st June 2017, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Find more information here.

Introduction to Epidemiology and Study Designs
18th to 22nd May 2017, Bern, Switzerland
Find more information here.

2nd Annual Internal Medicine in Primary Care Conference
26th May to 2nd June 2017, Seattle, WA, USA
Find more information here.

31st European Immunogenetics and Histocompatibility Conference
30th May to 2nd June 2017, Mannheim, Germany
Find more information here.

Involved in a cross-border health project? We are looking for you!

In the run-up to the 20th European Health Forum Gastein (EHFG), this year themed “Health in All Politics – a better future for Europe”, we are welcoming applications for the European Health Award.

The award of €10,000 will be sponsored by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Health and FOPI, the Association of the Research & Development based Pharmaceutical Industry in Austria. Designed to honour initiatives aiming to improve public health or healthcare in Europe, the European Health Award promotes cross-border cooperation, multi-country working and the development of sustainable, innovative and transferable initiative... read more

The Euro-Mediterranean Institute of Science and Technology (IEMEST) reaches new heights

The Euro-Mediterranean Institute of Science and Technology (IEMEST), a not-for profit, autonomous organization for research located in Palermo, Italy, moved to new headquarters on June 13, 2016.

Palermo is one of the most important cities in the island of Sicily, Italy. It is a burgeoning metropolis of nearly one million people, not counting the many smaller communities in its vicinity, with a very rich cultural
accumulated in the course of more than 2,500 years of existence... read more

Assistenzärztinnen und Assistenzärzte für Psychosomatik und Psychotherapie

LogoWir suchen Assistenzärztinnen und Assistenzärzte für Psychosomatische Medizin und Psychotherapie.

Sind Sie an Psychosomatik und Therapie „pur“ interessiert? Steht für Sie die persönliche Arbeit mit Ihren Patienten an erster Stelle?

Als Assistenzarzt/-ärztin für Psychosomatik sorgen Sie dafür, dass Ihre Patienten optimal medizinisch betreut werden und sich gut aufgehoben fühlen... read more

Oberarzt (w/m) Gefäßchirurgie

LogoGesucht wird ein berufserfahrener Facharzt für Chirurgie (m/w) mit der Schwerpunktbezeichnung Gefäßchirurgie sowie einer der Position entsprechenden hoch qualifizierten fachlichen Ausbildung.

Der neue Stelleninhaber (w/m) sollte sich neben Teamfähigkeit, einer hohen Sozialkompetenz und Engagement auch durch Einfühlungsvermögen und Eigenständigkeit auszeichnen.
Des Weiteren sollte er sich mit den Zielsetzungen eines christlichen Hauses identifizieren können... read more

Assistenzarzt (w/m) Anästhesie

UrologieZum nächstmöglichen Zeitpunkt wird ein Assistenzarzt (w/m) gesucht. Die Abteilung für Anästhesiologie und Intensivmedizin versorgt täglich die Patienten des Hauses in den zentralen und dezentralen Operationssälen. Im Arbeitsbereich der Anästhesie befinden sich 24 Anästhesiearbeitsplätze.

Das Leistungsspektrum der Abteilung für Anästhesiologie und Intensivmedizin umfasst neben Allgemeinanästhesien alle gängigen Regionalanästhesieverfahren. Neben rückenmarksnahen Blockaden (lumbal und thorakal) werden dabei alle peripheren Nervenblockaden, wo es möglich ist auch ultraschallgestützt, durchgeführt... read more

Forensic Pathologist Logo

The ICRC is a reference organization in humanitarian forensic action, defined as the application of forensic science to humanitarian activities.

Your task is to contribute towards the implementation of ICRC's humanitarian forensic action by promoting and supporting the effective implementation of relevant forensic standards and procedures, including for the management of the dead, for preventing and resolving the missing and for other applications of forensic science to humanitarian action... read more

Jobs and Career in Germany or Austria

Jobs and Career in Germany or SwitzerlandIf you are a medical specialist or a medical assistant with good knowledge of the German language (level C1), apply now at Going International for these specialities:
  • Internal medicine
  • Neurology
  • Anesthesia
  • Radiology
If you are interested please send us your detailed CV as a Word-document to Please write in the subject line: "GI-Mail 03/2017".

You can also find a wide range of job vacancies in the German job newsletter.

Communication Tip: Honest Language

Communication TipAre you a professional or a pre-professional in the medical sector? 
Do you use a second or foreign language at work?

Honest language is above all truthful. Medical professionals always have to be honest with their patients, even when this is difficult. This includes being truthful about the seriousness of their diagnosis, their options for treatment and their prognosis.

This is closely related to both understandable and respectful language. Generally, honest language is also clear (not vague or ambiguous) and descriptive (non-judgemental)... read more

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